KARACHI: Pakistan will organise a single-country exhibition in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in September 2018 under the umbrella of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) to showcase its products.
The decision was taken in a meeting between Pakistan Ambassador to UAE Moazzam Ahmed and FPCCI Vice President Waheed Ahmed in the presence of Pakistan Overseas Foundation Executive Council member Dr Muhammad Farhan.
A delegation of Pakistanis based in the UAE as well as investors will also visit Pakistan under the auspices of the Pakistan Overseas Foundation so that trade and investment between the two countries can be further enhanced.
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“UAE is a big market for Pakistani fruits, vegetables, meat and poultry products as well as other foodstuff and these products can be re-exported via Dubai to other Gulf countries through land routes,” a press release quoted the ambassador as saying.
A ban imposed by the UAE on import of poultry products from Pakistan had also been withdrawn, which would provide further opportunities to enhance exports, the ambassador added.
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The FPCCI vice president called the UAE a big market for Pakistani mangoes and kinnows. In collaboration with the Pakistan embassy, he said, an aggressive marketing campaign would be launched to promote Pakistani mangoes in the forthcoming mango season.
Speaking on the occasion, the executive council member of the Pakistan Overseas Foundation said a delegation comprising Pakistani and UAE investors would visit Pakistan to avail themselves of the opportunities of trade and investment available in the country. They will also review the opportunities arising in the wake of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 1st, 2018.
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